Law enforcement officers should be aware that the National Institute for Justice has decertified Zylon-based, bullet-resistant vests. Refunds are being offered through a vest exchange program with Body Armor, and more information can be found by calling 1-866-815-2914 or by visiting the following web site www.bodyarmor.com/zylon.
The PBA was made aware of this situation by one of our members who had purchased a Zylon-based vest, and in an effort to promote safety for all law enforcement officers, the PBA is posting this important information on our web site. The jobs of law enforcement officers are dangerous and unpredictable, and these brave men and women depend on their equipment to protect them as they protect and serve the public. If you or someone you know owns one of these vests, please make the effort to replace the vest.